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Beyond The Bench

By Todd Gordon

A podcast generated by three Iowa athletic directors for athletic directors. Each week we will talk about current program issues we are all dealing with as AD's, some hot topics and we will have some fun along the way talking about things happening with our family and friends. We'll talk with special guests including athletic directors currently doing the job, retired AD's and people we work with inside and outside of the school who help to make our programs successful. Join Todd Gordon, Scott Garvis, and Aaron Stecker for Beyond the Bench.
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BTB - Season 5 - Episode 2 - Part 1 - 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators

Beyond The BenchSep 20, 2022

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BTB - Final Episode

BTB - Final Episode

Beyond the Bench celebrates the journey we have been on for the last five years with this podcast. This episode marks the end of this journey and the beginning of another.

Aaron, Scott, and Todd would like to thank all of you who listened, joined us on the show, and reached out with encouragement. You were with us on this journey and we truly appreciate you all.

Thank You for listening. We hope you will listen one final time.

Be Blessed!
Aug 15, 202343:30
BTB - Season 5 - Episode 5 - Intentional Leadership Development (Outward)
Nov 01, 202241:13
BTB - Season 5 - Episode 4 - Intentional Personal Leadership Development

BTB - Season 5 - Episode 4 - Intentional Personal Leadership Development

In this episode Aaron leads our discussion wrapped around how to be intentional about personal leadership development.  

Contact us: Todd - toddagordon@gmail.com Scott - pocketad@hotmail.com Aaron - astcker@crschools.us

Oct 18, 202239:47
BTB - Season 5 - Episode 3 - Part 2 - 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators
Oct 04, 202225:33
BTB - Season 5 - Episode 2 - Part 1 - 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators
Sep 20, 202232:32
BTB - Season 5 - Episode 1 - Moments

BTB - Season 5 - Episode 1 - Moments

Beyond the Bench is back for Season 5.  

Aaron, Scott and Todd will start to have more discussions this season around leadership topics and then apply them to the world of education based athletics for administrators and coaches.  If you have suggestions or topics you would like to hear discussed DM us at @btbads or email any of us with your ideas.  

In this episode:  The Power of Moments 

1) Plan them 

2) Enlist others 

3) Give them to others 

4) Celebrate them 

Thank You for listening and supporting Beyond the Bench.  

Aug 30, 202235:33
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 22 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - NHSACA Special Edition with Rob Miller (Proactive Coaching) Part 2

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 22 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - NHSACA Special Edition with Rob Miller (Proactive Coaching) Part 2

Season 4 - Episode 22 is a BTB NHSACA Special Edition as we visit again with Rob Miller from Proactive Coaching. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
Jul 25, 202230:59
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 22 - Live from the Oklahoma AD Convention in Oklahoma City.

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 22 - Live from the Oklahoma AD Convention in Oklahoma City.

Enjoy this episode recorded live at the Oklahoma Athletic Directors Convention in Oklahoma City. Thank you to the OIAAA for having us at your convention. Thank You to Stephanie Blackwell (Union), John Hampton (Bishop McGuiness), Jason Parker (Muskogee) and Kate Creekmore (Bixby) for joining us and sharing insights and wisdom.  


BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.

Jun 28, 202241:20
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 21 - On The Road To The Oklahoma Athletic Directors Convention

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 21 - On The Road To The Oklahoma Athletic Directors Convention

Season 4 Episode 21 was recorded in the car as we headed to the Oklahoma Athletic Directors Convention in Oklahoma City.  We explore several topics as make our way through Kansas.  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.

Jun 21, 202251:14
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 20 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - NEACA - Coach Tyler Brandt

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 20 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - NEACA - Coach Tyler Brandt

Season 4 - Episode 20 is another BTB Special Edition with NEACA (@adminneaca) - Coach Tyler Brandt, Author of the book "The Missing Link Protocol -The Secret To The Coach-Parent Partnership.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
Jun 08, 202201:00:31
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 19 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - NHSACA Special Edition with Rob Miller (Proactive Coaching)

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 19 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - NHSACA Special Edition with Rob Miller (Proactive Coaching)

Season 4 - Episode 19 is a BTB NHSACA Special Edition with Rob Miller from Proactive Coaching.  https://proactivecoaching.info/shoppac/ This years 2022 NHSACA National Conference will be held at Prairie Meadows Resort & Casino June 18 & 19.  To register click here:  https://nhsaca.ia.manager.varsitybound.com/registration/h202202111045286812b1328054d644d/h202202121259443717f25537d821a4e BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
May 19, 202254:18
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 18 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Dr. Scott Grant, Triple Threat Leadership and NIL

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 18 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Dr. Scott Grant, Triple Threat Leadership and NIL

Season 4 - Episode 18 is a discussion with Dr. Scott Grant. Dr. Grant is founder of Triple Threat Leadership (https://www.triplethreatleadership.com/) and is passionate about helping AD's navigate the world of Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). Check out his NIL resources on his website at www.nil-education.com/.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
Apr 13, 202201:03:47
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Live From the IHSADA Convention

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Live From the IHSADA Convention

This BTB episode is recorded as part of the three popcorn workshop sessions that we did at the 2022 Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association Convention in Iowa City. We were joined by Mike Morrison (@LibertyHS_AD) from Iowa City Liberty, Ryan O'Leary (@fddodgersports) from Fort Dodge, Charles Zanders (@trhsroughriders) from Des Moines Roosevelt and Matt Weiss (@WestDelawareAD) from West Delaware.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
Apr 04, 202245:06
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 16 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - School Shooting, Mental Health, Helping a Struggling Colleague

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 16 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - School Shooting, Mental Health, Helping a Struggling Colleague

Season 4 - Episode 16 is a discussion of timely issues this week. School shootings (thoughts and prayers to Kaleb Stoppel and the Olathe East community), Student Mental Health, and how to help a struggling colleague. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
Mar 08, 202201:00:38
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 15 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Tough Conversations and The Handshake Line Debate

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 15 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Tough Conversations and The Handshake Line Debate

Season 4 - Episode 15 is a discussion on a couple of questions that we have had given to us and we talk about the handshake line debate that is popular this week. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
Feb 23, 202251:36
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 14 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Coach Erik Link (University of Missouri Football)

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 14 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Coach Erik Link (University of Missouri Football)

Season 4 - Episode 14 features a discussion with Coach Erik Link (@coacheriklink), Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator for the University of MIssouri Tigers Football Team. Erik offers some great insights to leadership and relationships that will help you do what you do no matter where you do it. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
Feb 08, 202201:04:59
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 13 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Coach Jim Johnson (Grace Athena High School)

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 13 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Coach Jim Johnson (Grace Athena High School)

Season 4 - Episode 13 brings a great discussion with Coach Jim Johnson from Grace Athena High School in Rochester, New York. Coach Johnson was the coach of Jason McElwain (J-Mac), the athlete on the autism spectrum who came off of the bench in his only game (senior night) to score 20 points in the final three plus minutes of the historic game. Enjoy this conversation about that experience, leadership and motivation with Coach Johnson. You can follow Coach Johnson on Twitter (@coachjimjohnson) and check out his website coachjimjohnson.com.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.
Jan 18, 202256:10
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 12 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - One Word for 2022

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 12 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - One Word for 2022

Episode 12 is our One Word episode with repeat guests from last season and one year ago. Taylor Chapman @taylormchapman from Spencer, IA @spencertigerad and Michael Harrison @coachharrison1 from Ponte Vedra, FL @pvsharkssports join us for our special One Word episode. You may need to listen in a couple of different chunks but we would encourage you to listen to the entire episode. It is a special one.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com.
Happy New Year from Todd, Aaron, Scott and Beyond the Bench.
Dec 29, 202101:27:03
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 11 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - NADC Recap, Christmas Memories, Lessons and More

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 11 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - NADC Recap, Christmas Memories, Lessons and More

Episode 11 is jam packed.

Aaron's loss of a long time worker at Kennedy.
Recap the NADC in Denver
What's Next for BTB
Our Next Podcast
Christmas Memories and Lessons

BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com.
Dec 20, 202159:57
BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Troy Becker (Cedar Falls)

BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Troy Becker (Cedar Falls)

This is the third in a series of BONUS episodes with Iowa's District AD of the Year winners for the 2021-2022 school year.  Troy Becker (@CFHSGoTigers) is the Athletic and Activities Director at Cedar Falls High School in Cedar Falls, IA and was recently named the Northeast District AD of the Year.  Take a listen as Aaron talks through our four questions with Troy Becker.  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com.  Thank You to Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) for his sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  Find out more about Jamy and The Leadership Playbook at theleadershipplaybook.com.  Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

Dec 07, 202120:16
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 10 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - 3x Paralympic Medalist and Port Washington, WI Athletic Director Nate Hinze

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 10 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - 3x Paralympic Medalist and Port Washington, WI Athletic Director Nate Hinze

We experienced a few synching issues in our final edit with this episode. We really were not talking over each other like it sounds a few times or have a long pause or two that takes place. Thank You for sticking with us through the technical difficulties.
In this episode we visit again with one of our guests from WADA (4-9). Nate HInze (@nhinze15) joins BTB to talk about his work as the AD at Port Washington, WI and his experience as a member of the USA Paralympic Men's Basketball team. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Nov 23, 202101:10:27
BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Al Lammers (Norwalk High School)

BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Al Lammers (Norwalk High School)

This is the second in a series of BONUS episodes with Iowa's District AD of the Year winners for the 2021-2022 school year. Al Lammers (@norwalk_pride) is the Athletic and Activities Director at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, IA and was recently named the Central District AD of the Year. Take a listen as Todd talks through our four questions with Al Lammers. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) for his sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. Find out more about Jamy and The Leadership Playbook at theleadershipplaybook.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Nov 16, 202119:11
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 9 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - LIVE From WADA!

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 9 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - LIVE From WADA!

In this Episode we record live at the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Convention in Wisconsin Dells on Monday, November 8.  We had a great time and brought three Wisconsin AD's up to do live interviews and answer four questions.  Thank You to the Wisconsin AD's for the hospitality and having up to the convention.  Enjoy this special episode.  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com.  Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

Nov 09, 202135:00
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 8 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Jim Boehmer, Lake Mills (IA) High School

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 8 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Jim Boehmer, Lake Mills (IA) High School

In Episode 8 we have a great time with Jim Boehmer from Lake Mills (IA) High School.  Jim is a past president of the IHSADA, a highly successful volleyball coach at Lake Mills and a man of many talents and interests.  You'll enjoy this episode.  PLEASE NOTE:  We had a little technical difficulty with internet recording about 2/3 of the way through the recording and also with our sound effects not playing (that was likely user error).  We will continue to work to get better using our new podcast toys.  Stick with us.  Jim returns at the end of the podcast but you will here a "final thought" from Scott and then a return to our talk with Jim.   

BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com.  Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

Nov 02, 202101:10:28
BTB - Season 4 - Interview with Dr. Tim Baghurst - Professor of Education and the Director of FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching

BTB - Season 4 - Interview with Dr. Tim Baghurst - Professor of Education and the Director of FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching

In this BONUS episode Scott visits with Dr. Tim Baghurst (@baghurst). Dr. Tim Baghurst is a Professor of Education and the Director of FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching. He earned his doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas and has three additional graduate degrees achieved in three different countries.
Tim’s research focuses on coaching education and development, with specific interests in coaching ethics and coach health and well-being. He has had more than 100 peer-reviewed articles published in addition to many book chapters and several books. His most recent textbook, Coaching for Sports Performance, is a core textbook in the coaching education field. His scholarly work has been recognized with a university Board of Regents Research Award, state and national awards, and he has been awarded research fellow status by SHAPE America.
Tim’s teaching includes a multidisciplinary educational and athletic background. He has led study abroad classes and was an exchange student as an undergraduate. His teaching incorporates his experiences working with a variety of athletic and coaching athletes and organizations at the community, collegiate, professional, and international level. These include working with sport organizations affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Tim is married to Terra-Leigh. They have two sons: Asa (13) and Asher (9), in addition to a cocker spaniel, Hershey (12), who suffers from the middle child complex. He is a competitive racquetball and squash 57 player and has represented England at multiple world and senior world championships.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing
BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.
BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.
Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com.
Thank You to Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) for his sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. Find out more about Jamy and The Leadership Playbook at theleadershipplaybook.com.
Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Oct 26, 202151:34
BTB - Season 4 - BTB - Season 4 - Episode 7 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Jake von Scherrer - The Educational AD Podcast

BTB - Season 4 - BTB - Season 4 - Episode 7 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Jake von Scherrer - The Educational AD Podcast

In Episode 7 we welcomed Jake von Scherrer from the Educational AD Podcast. You can listen to a new podcasts of his almost daily as well as new feature podcasts he recently started. Jake is a great resource for AD's across the country and recently published his first book on Amazon entitled "The Athletic Director's Toolbox". We had a great time with Jake. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Oct 19, 202101:08:31
BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Ken Schreiber (St. Albert, Council Bluffs)

BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Ken Schreiber (St. Albert, Council Bluffs)

This is the first in a series of BONUS episodes with Iowa's District AD of the Year winners for the 2021-2022 school year. Ken is the Athletic Director at St. Albert High School in Council Bluffs, IA and was recently named the SWI AD of the Year. Take a listen as Todd talks through our four questions with Ken Schreiber. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) for his sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. Find out more about Jamy and The Leadership Playbook at theleadershipplaybook.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Oct 13, 202110:60
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 6 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Leadership Lessons Learned Recently

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 6 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Leadership Lessons Learned Recently

In Episode 6 the BTB team talks about some leadership lessons that we have learned recently. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Oct 05, 202158:04
BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Fred Smith

BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Fred Smith

Enjoy this week's BONUS episode with Fred Smith (retired) from Michigan. Fred Smith served schools for 38 years as a teacher, coach and administrator. Scott talks with Fred and goes through our four questions with this AD legend. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) for his sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. Find out more about Jamy and The Leadership Playbook at theleadershipplaybook.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Sep 21, 202124:37
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 5 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - How to Handle the Busyness

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 5 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - How to Handle the Busyness

In Episode 5 the BTB team talks about and offers some practical tips on handling the busyness of the AD job. We also talk about our progress on our OBT from the last episode as well as some other fun conversations. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Sep 14, 202101:02:24
BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Nate Larsen (Logan View, NE High School)

BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Nate Larsen (Logan View, NE High School)

Enjoy this week's BONUS episode with Nate Larsen from Logan View, NE High School in Hooper, Nebraska (@loganviewad). Todd talks with Nate and goes through our four questions with Nate.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Aug 31, 202120:35
BTB - Season 4 - Episode 4 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - The Start Of The Year Toolbox For AD's!

BTB - Season 4 - Episode 4 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - The Start Of The Year Toolbox For AD's!

In Episode 4 the three headed BTB team talks about a few things to focus on as we begin the new school year. We provide a challenge and look forward to working with AD's on their "One Big Thing" (OBT). BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler @coachbechler) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Aug 24, 202101:06:05
BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with D'Anne Kroemer (Pleasant Valley, IA HS)

BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with D'Anne Kroemer (Pleasant Valley, IA HS)

Enjoy this BONUS episode with D'Anne Kroemer, the AD from Pleasant Valley High School (@pvspartanpride). Aaron conducts this interview and goes through our four questions with D'anne. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler @coachbechler) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Aug 18, 202128:46
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Jeff Bissen, NHSACA Athletic Director of the Year Finalist

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler - Jeff Bissen, NHSACA Athletic Director of the Year Finalist

In this episode Scott and Aaron talk with Jeff Bissen (@jeff_bissen) from Glenwood (IA) High School (@glenwoodrams). Jeff was a finalist for the 2021 NHSACA Athletic Director of the Year Award. He shares some thoughts about that experience as well as some of the fine work he does at Glenwood High School. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler @coachbechler) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Aug 10, 202143:52
BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Bill Fitzgerald (NSIAAA Executive Director)

BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Bill Fitzgerald (NSIAAA Executive Director)

Enjoy this BONUS episode with Bill Fitzgerald (@billyfitz54), the Executive Director of the NSIAAA as Scott talks through our four questions. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler @coachbechler) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Aug 03, 202113:44
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, and SuperFan, Inc - Dr. David Hoch, CMAA

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, and SuperFan, Inc - Dr. David Hoch, CMAA

In this episode Scott and Todd talk with the legendary Dr. David Hoch. Dr. Hoch has written numerous articles for the High School Today and Interscholastic Athletic Administrator magazines. He has also just released his latest book "Coaching With The Educational Based Athletics Concept" which is available on Amazon. Scott and I had an informative and fun conversation with Dr. Hoch.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Jul 27, 202101:27:57
BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Tim Pizzetti (Gilbert, IA High School)

BTB - Season 4 - AD Interview with Tim Pizzetti (Gilbert, IA High School)

Enjoy this special episode with Tim Pizzetti (@ghstigers_ad), the AD at Gilbert High School as we talk through four questions. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com. Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Jul 21, 202118:43
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper & Super Fan - New AD Matthew Welsh

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper & Super Fan - New AD Matthew Welsh

We start a new season of Beyond The Bench spending time with a new Athletic Director. Matthew Welsh (@MatthewWelshAD) from @MadisonPlains in Ohio. Matthew has a great story and is going to be a fantastic administrator. Be ready to be inspired.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing

BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.

BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.
Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench. You can visit them at www.superfaninc.com.
Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.
Jul 13, 202101:06:41
BTB - Season 3 - Episode 13 - Scott Garvis (@pocketAD_) - Impacting In A Different Way

BTB - Season 3 - Episode 13 - Scott Garvis (@pocketAD_) - Impacting In A Different Way

We wrap up an abbreviated Season 3 talking with Scott about his transition from being a full-time AD to his new career path. We reminisce and Scott shares some of his wisdom in this special episode. This will be the final episode of Season 3 as we take a break for the rest of June and then pick up Season 4 in July. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing

BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.

BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.
Jun 09, 202101:09:34
BTB - Season 3 - Episode 11 - Summer Professional and Personal Development

BTB - Season 3 - Episode 11 - Summer Professional and Personal Development

In this episode we talk about getting better through the summer and offer some resources and thoughts on using some time with school out to improve yourself and your program. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Resources:  Podcasts:   Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast  Focus 3 Podcast - Tim Kight/Urban Meyer Championship Mindset - Dr. Amber Selking  Educational AD Podcast with Jake von Sherrer Globetrottin' AD's The Off Duty AD's Books:  SWIM by Walter Bond  The Bus Trip by Jamy Bechler  In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Betterson  The Future Leader by Jacob Morgan  Leading With A Limp by Dan B. Allender  Leadership Pain by Samual R. Chand I Love It Here by Clint Pulver  Good to Great by Jim Collins  Teammates by Alan Williams  The Power of Moments by Chip Heath & Dan Heath  Online Courses  NFHS Learn  3D Coaching  NIAAA LTI Courses 
May 19, 202156:54
BTB - Season 3 - Episode 10 - Transition and Change

BTB - Season 3 - Episode 10 - Transition and Change

In this week's episode we have an open and transparent conversation about job transition and change. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing

BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.

BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.
May 04, 202101:12:03
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Jamy Bechler

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Jamy Bechler

In this episode we talk with leadership guru Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler). Jamy shares his story as well as many insights into leadership and culture. Check out his latest project, The Leadership Playbook (theleadershipplaybook.com) and his website (jamybechler.com). His "Success Is A Choice" podcast is a great resource as well. Enjoy this very informative episode.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing
BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.
BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Visit them at ia.varsitybound.com/.
Apr 20, 202101:15:10
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Live From The 2021 IHSADA Convention

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Live From The 2021 IHSADA Convention

This episode was recorded live at the 2021 Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association State Convention.  We had a lot of fun recording through three mini-sessions with Mike Winker (@mjwinker) - retired from Cedar Rapids Xavier, Matt Eichorn (@wgactivities) - Woodward-Granger High School, Jon Johnson (@nhspolarbears) - Des Moines North, Ryan Groom (@mahaskanorth) - North Mahaska, Tim Moses (@timmoses68) - Waterloo East, Dave LItterer (@dlitt01) - Waverly-Shell Rock.  

BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing

BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.

BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.  Visit them at https://ia.varsitybound.com/. 

Apr 08, 202101:12:29
Season 3 - Episode 7 - The Educational Athletics Journey Wrap Up

Season 3 - Episode 7 - The Educational Athletics Journey Wrap Up

In this episode we wrap up our four part series discussing some highlights and what we learned from AD's, Coaches, Parents and Student Athletes surrounding the Educational Athletics Journey.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing

BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.

BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.
Mar 23, 202101:14:42
Season 3 - Episode 6 - The Educational Athletics Journey - The Student Journey
Mar 16, 202101:30:41
Season 3 - Episode 5 - The Educational Athletics Journey - The Parent Perspective
Mar 02, 202101:30:26
Season 3 - Episode 4 - The Educational Athletics Journey - The Coach Perspective
Feb 16, 202101:40:36
Season 3 - Episode 3 - The Educational Athletics Journey - The AD Perspective
Feb 02, 202101:22:54
BTB-Season 3 - Episode 2 - One Word for 2021

BTB-Season 3 - Episode 2 - One Word for 2021

In this episode we are joined by Taylor Chapman (@taylormchapman) from Spencer, IA and Michael Harrison (@coachharrison1) from Orange Park High School in Florida and discuss our One Word for 2021. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing

BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.

BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.
Jan 19, 202101:06:33
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Welcome to Season 3

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Welcome to Season 3

Welcome to Season 3 of Beyond the Bench. We open our new season with a review of how the winter is going. What we've learned about leadership during the COVID pandemic and wrap up with a preview of a short series we will have in episodes 3-6.
BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the podcast. Check out their website at
www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix... Facebook: @hometownticketing...Instagram: hometownticketing

BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.

BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD's and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.
Jan 05, 202155:48